Cayton plan submitted for housing

DEVELOPERS behind a large housing scheme in Cayton are asking for planning conditions relating to the project to be relaxed.

Barratt Homes was granted planning permission for the 170-home scheme last November and is asking to reduce the number to 162.

Members of Scarborough Council’s Planning Committee is due to make a decision on Thursday and will also consider new details relating to access, appearance, landscaping, lay out and scale of the development on land west of Station Road and south of West Garth.

Paul Cooper, a council planning officer who has dealt with both applications, has recommended that permission be granted in both cases.

He said the original condition when permission was granted had specified a “minimum of 170 dwellings” within the site unless otherwise approved in writing by the local planning authority.

Mr Cooper has recommended that the wording be changed to “circa 170 dwellings” He said: “This is to make best use of this greenfield housing site in the interests of sustainable development.”

The lay out of the development is in two sections, separated by community land, with the main section containing 134 properties.

And the smaller section is to the north west corner of the site would feature a bungalow development of 28 properties of various designs.

The scheme will include 32 affordable homes – four one-bedroom houses, 25 two-bedroom houses and three three-bedroom houses.

Mr Cooper said the public open space was located in the eastern section of the site and the proposed area for community facilities had been chosen after discussions with Cayton Parish Council. He said: “It is shown separating the two areas of development, on the northern boundary of the site, and creates a link through to the existing public open space on West Garth.”